Caesio caerulaurea, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Wide blue-edged yellow stripe extends from above eye to tail base, and continues in darker form along top lobe of tail which is forked with a similarly dark lower lobe, black spot at base of pectoral fin. Similar Pterocaesio tile (Neon Fusilier) has darker upper body and P. chrysozona (Yellowband Fusilier) also has broad gold stripe, but black tail tips instead of scissor-tail.
Max Size: 35 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.0-31.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Frequent (15% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (61 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland